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Print Culture, Mobility, and The Pacific, 1920–1950

Victoria Kuttainen and Susann Liebich

studies, periodicals and magazine culture, travel writing and narratives, Pacific studies, travel and tourism, as well as visual culture. The resulting articles in this special section, revised to pay special attention to the myriad meanings of mobility

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Black Moves

Moments in the History of African-American Masculine Mobilities

Tim Cresswell

vignettes all refer to important events. I do not claim, however, that they are the most important or representative of such episodes. Rather I use them to provide an impressionistic narrative of compelled or constrained black mobilities in the history of

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Trending Transfers

A Decade of New Mobility Studies through the Lens of Transmodality, Transnationalism, and Transdisciplinarity

Gijs Mom

-driven sensitivities of the social scientist, fought for eight years within the editorial team and among the reviewers, made me reconsider the way I positioned the “fluidity” of society in my narrative: as a historical phenomenon, a discursive issue brought about by

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Florian Krobb and Dorit Müller

production is intricately linked to linguistic representation, it is not surprising that the connection between travel and knowledge has entered the area of literary criticism. 14 The narrativization of travel may be seen to reduce the complexity of actual

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Autonomous Driving and the Transformation of Car Cultures

Jutta Weber and Fabian Kröger

and perhaps of developing alternative narratives that may serve to weaken the hegemonic discourses. We asked mobility studies scholars to think through these issues of gender reconfiguration from sociological and cultural perspectives. Their articles

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Stéphanie Ponsavady

retrospective in a personal narrative of the COVID-19 pandemic, guest-editor Gijs Mom sent their personalized drafts, forgoing anonymization, to one or two other contributors, asking them to make comments. Our role was to make sure that those comments made it

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Stéphanie Ponsavady

understanding of the term to migrations. Toivanen explores the formal functions of representations of aeromobility and its effect on narrative structures and tropes. Reading scenes of aeromobility in Francophone African novels from the 1980s to the 2010s, she

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Ten Years of Transfers

Mobility Studies and Social Change during a Pandemic

Mimi Sheller

spatial measures of movement. Representations of mobility have become crucial to narratives of disease vectors, safety, and public health. As our contributors have shown, institutional narratives of mobility have, of course, always been crucial, whether

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Precarious Connections: On the Promise and Menace of Railroad Projects

Peter Schweitzer and Olga Povoroznyuk

, have shown. Moreover, the material and political lives of infrastructure projects often undermine narratives of progress, equality, and well-being, revealing or discriminating relations between people, things, and institutions that govern, build, or

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Understanding Mobilities in a Dangerous World

Gail Adams-Hutcheson, Holly Thorpe, and Catharine Coleborne

mobilities are highly constrained and their voices rarely prioritized, and thus unique forms of agency and embodied knowledge are revealed. In an effort to move beyond “victim” narratives, Holly Thorpe, in “Youth and Alternative Sporting (Im) mobilities in